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The temperature is expected to be 96 F today. Stay cool by eating pickle popsicles. Barb Randall shares a recipe now.

PGM PHOTO: BARB RANDALL  - West Linn Tidings reporter Holly Bartholomew holds a pickle popsicle Barb Randall made to help coworkers stay cool in the heat.

Hot enough for you?

Well it's going to get hotter, friends, so keep drinking water, and make a batch of Pickle Pops!

The recipe came across my email and I just had to try them. They are delicious and refreshing.

So here's the recipe. I made mine with dill pickle juice and dill pickles, and added a festive carrot stick for the handle. I didn't add sugar — I wanted the pucker power.

I've included a couple other popsicle recipes too, just in case you would rather have a more traditional popsicle.

Bon Appetite! Make eating an adventure!

Pickle Pops

Makes 10 servings

2 1/4 cups pickle juice (use bread and butter pickles or dill pickles)

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/2 cup pickle chips

In a large liquid measuring cup whisk together pickle juice and sugar. Place a few pickle chips in each popsicle mold then pour in pickle juice mixture. Cover and add popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours.

Watermelon Lime Pops

4 1/2 cups watermelon, cubed

1 1/2 teaspoons SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener (or use a natural zero calorie sweetener like monk fruit extract, stevia or agave nectar or a little plain ol' sugar)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until completely smooth. Carefully pour into 8 popsicle molds and freeze for at least 8 hours.

Rainbow Fro-Yo Pops

Makes 10 servings

1 cup frozen raspberries

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen mango chunks

1 cup frozen pineapple

1 cup baby spinach leaves

3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt

In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup fruit with 1/2 cup yogurt until combined (cleaning out processor between colors). For the spinach, blend with remaining 1/2 cup frozen pineapple. Transfer to bowls.

Layer 1/4" of each color in popsicle molds in the shades of a rainbow.

Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until firm, 4 hours.

Run popsicle molds under warm water for 20 seconds for easy removal.

Recipes courtesy of Delish.com.


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